be compos mentis

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be compos mentis

Sane or mentally competent. The phrase is Latin for "of sound mind." I doubt that Travis was compos mentis when he committed that crime.
See also: compo

be compos mentis

  (humorous)
if someone is compos mentis, they are able to think clearly and are responsible for their actions My mother was quite old at the time but she was perfectly compos mentis.
See also: compo
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There was first the deed or sentence of divorce from his wife, and the full evidence of her playing the whore; then there were the certificates of the minister and churchwardens of the parish where she lived, proving that she was buried, and intimating the manner of her death; the copy of the coroner's warrant for a jury to sit upon her, and the verdict of the jury, who brought it in Non compos mentis.
There wasn't a mark on me and I was totally compos mentis.
Daughter-in-law Helen Moss said: "I have seen him in hospital and he's very compos mentis.
A YOU may find it weird, but in fact a surprising number of otherwise sane and perfectly compus mentis people believe in angels.
Free travel only benefits those pensioners sufficiently active and/or compos mentis to take advantage of it.
They may be compos mentis in a strict legal sense, but people do get more confused as they get older.
dick: Scriptura sacra mentis oculis quasi quoddam speculum opponitur: ut interna nostra facies in ipsa videatur.
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If she's still compos mentis she should speak to her heirs.
The term, probably derived in around 1676 from the Latin non compos mentis - not of sound mind - came top of a poll, ahead of the word love.
He has perjured himself by neglecting his promises to marry her legally in Athens, and the poet exploits this "perjurium" in Ariadne's pejorative characterization of Theseus: "postquam cupidae mentis satiata libido est, / Verba nihil metuere, nihil perjuria curant" (After the lust of their greedy mind is satiated, they [the male sex] fear no longer the effect of their words, they care nothing for their false oaths).
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She is both director and manager of our family business but not the principle shareholder - so long as I remain compos mentis.
But Mr Mullarkey said he was "sufficiently compos mentis to devise a scheme" to get the girl to his home and claim she was his child.
We have been told by nurse MacPhee and witnesses he was compus mentis and able to make a statement.